A working group appointed by New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) to explore options for legalizing marijuana early in 2020 has scheduled its first hearing for August 14.
The Governor’s Working Group On Cannabis Legalization announced the meeting on Friday, releasing comprehensive information about what will be discussed and how interested parties can provide input on issues related to implementing a legal marijuana system.
Residents and organizations can comment in advance online or in-person at the beginning of the hearing. Also at the meeting, members of the group will hear presentations from the state’s Department of Health, which will discuss New Mexico’s existing medical cannabis system, and the Department of of Regulation Licensing, which will cover the “current regulatory framework.”
Then the panel will deliberate on a wide range of considerations for a legal marijuana system, including talks on licensing, advertising, creating a